Oh my goodness.
I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up for Cross Fit Essentials a few weeks ago. . .
While I liked the Essentials class and understand that it is 100% necessary to go through before jumping into workouts, it wasn’t my fav. The pace was slow to go over the movements, which looking back, was really good to have those building blocks in place, but I just wanted to get in to the workouts! And now. . .
I am loving (like seriously loving!) workouts. The best part of my day. I’m smiling even when I am on minute 17 of whatever WOD craziness we are doing.
I can’t even remember the last time I’ve had such a killer workout. And the workouts every day are killer. Even when they look super easy. Ummm no. Killer. every. time.
I was super nervous going in about being able to do everything and not look like a total idiot. I mean, I figured I would be ok – I work out, I’m pretty strong and fit, but handstand pushups, pull-ups, something about kipping craziness, olympic lifts, all things I have read about on other blogs, that had me second guessing myself. . . but that is probably the best part of cross fit. Everything, like seriously, every. single. thing. can be modified and scaled to whatever fitness level you are at. . . and with the challenge to go to the next level when you are ready. So, the person who hasn’t worked out for the past year, me and the guy that’s been doing CF for the last 2 year and has biceps like whoa, we all can do the workout together and each get a killer workout. Amazing.
The other thing that has been repeated a few times, you don’t just get weight, you EARN it. Which as a fellow fitness instructor, I love that. Form and function before adding weight.
And if you are local, I cannot say enough amazing and awesome things about the team at FitELITE. They are wonderful. Super welcoming, helpful and just plain nice.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some BODYPUMP and running. But this is different. And different is good.
I also think it was one of the best decisions I made to jump right into something new the week of moving to Wisconsin. It immediately gave me a new group of people to get to know and make a connection, which is something that can be challenging in a new town.
But don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into a cross fit blog. But if you are thinking about trying cross fit, do it. It is worth the money. Seriously. I don’t say that lightly, because it’s a good chunk of change, but really it’s that good. And fun. And muscles on fire. And challenging. And you’re welcome.
What about you – have you tried cross fit? Love it or hate it?
Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!